Foster Parent Night Out

What is Embrace?

Embrace Outreach exists to partner caring students, faculty members and community members with the Department of Human Services (DHS) through hospitality and loving our neighbors in the name of Jesus. "We exist as ambassadors of Christ in whom the reality of God’s infinite compassion becomes concrete and tangible” (Nouwen) to children in the foster care system, DHS employees and foster parents. Embrace ministries exists to meet these children and those involved in their lives, in a posture of love and hospitality.

Through specific ministries like Welcome Boxes, where each child is given a box filled with toys, clothes, essential items and a note of encouragement; Foster Parents Night Out; volunteering at the Yamhill DHS offices by waiting with a child entering into foster care during the orientation process; or preparing young adults aging out of the foster care through resources and mentorship, Embrace ministries will allow students to love their neighbors by coming alongside and serving with passion.

Foster Parents Night Out

Caring for foster children while their guardians get some respite time

Foster Parents Night Out is a monthly event (the second Saturday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m.) when students will get to interact, mentor and spend time with children in the foster care system while foster parents get a few hours off. There will be games, food, crafts and much more. It will be held at Church on a Hill (home of an awesome indoor playground called Scotty's playhouse). We need your help! Whether you want to facilitate games, rock climbing, crafts, help with security, or help in the nursery, all skill sets are welcome and needed!

There are only 25 spots available, and you do need to be 18 years or older. Background checks will be required.

IMPORTANT: Please fill out the short form below to reserve your spot and let us know where you would most like to participate . 

Contact Information

If you have questions about Embrace or are interested in becoming involved, visit or contact Allie Krogh at